YLMPN/1

Corpus Refs:Huebner/1876:23
Macalister/1945:494
Okasha/1993:79
Site:YLMPN
Discovery:first mentioned, 1797 Polwhele, R.
History:Macalister/1945, 472: `At some time the stone has been used as a gatepost, and three deep square hollows have been cut in its back'.

Okasha/1993, 338: `The stone was first recorded in 1797 by Polwhele when it was described as `lying...in the church-yard' and `being somewhat sunk in the earth by its weight, its thickness does not appear'...Gough, shows the stone lying on its side [and] also gave the information that a Mr Jones had had `the grave opened, but he did not find any thing but the remains of bones'...By 1929 it was standing in front of the west end of the church'.

Geology:Macalister/1945, 472: `granite'.
Dimensions:1.8 x 0.47 x 0.16 (Okasha/1993)
Setting:in ground
Location:on site
Okasha/1993, 338: `The stone is now in Yealmpton churchyard, on a grass bank outside the west door of the church'.
Form:plain
Okasha/1993, 338: `complete, uncarved pillar-stone'.

Width varies from 27 to 47cm, thickness 14 to 16cm.

Condition:complete , good
Macalister/1945, 472, notes three holes cut into the back.
Folklore:none
Crosses:none
Decorations:no other decoration

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Inscriptions


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Readings

Macalister, R.A.S. (1945):G{O}REVS
Expansion:
GOREVS
Macalister/1945 472 reading only
Okasha, E. (1986):GOREVS
Expansion:
GOREVS
Translation:
Gorevs (PN).
Okasha/1993 339--340 reading only
Thomas, C. (1994):GOREVS
Expansion:
GOREVS
Translation:
Gorevs (PN).
Thomas/1994 290 reading only

Notes

Orientation:vertical down
Position:E ; broad ; n/a ; undecorated
Incision:pock
Macalister/1945, 472: `pocked'.
Date:400 - 1099 (Okasha/1993)

600 - 699 (Thomas/1994)
Language:name only (rcaps)
Ling. Notes:none
Palaeography:Thomas/1994, 290: `in capitals except for G'.

Okasha/1993, 338: `predominantly capital script'.

Okasha/1993, 338, suggests that the large X shown in Gough's 1806 drawing may not have been original to the stone, but following Huebner she suggests it was a later addition.

Macalister/1945, 472: `There is a dot in the middle of the O'.

Legibility:good
Macalister/1945, 472: `The inscription...[is] on the whole...in good condition: the first letter is slightly worn, and the lower extremity of the S spalled'.

Okasha/1993, 338: `legible'.

Lines:1
Carving errors:0
Doubtful:no

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